From June 26 to July 8, 2023

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April 20, 2023

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Anne Plamondon


June 27 to July 7

Choreographer, Dancer and teacher

Dance Curator, Domaine Forget

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Alexandra Damiani

Masterclass - BJM Repertoire

June 30

Artistic Director, Ballets Jazz Montréal

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Francine Liboiron


June 27 to July 7

Ballet Teacher, École de danse de Québec

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Handy "HYA" Yacinthe

Popping and Popping history

June 27 to July 1

Dancer and Founder of JOAT Festival

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Paco Ziel


June 27 to July 7

Artistic coordinator of RUBBERBAND and dancer

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Alyssa Allen

BJM Repertoire

July 3 to 7

Artist, Ballets Jazz Montréal

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Sylvie Cotton

Interdisciplinary Performance

July 3 to 7

Interdisciplinary Artist

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Ausia Jones

Repertoire BJM

July 1 to 7

Artist, Ballets Jazz Montréal

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Every summer, the dance training program at Domaine Forget offers a multitude of artistic and choreographic styles that will enrich the forever-evolving professional process of the dance art form.  From contemporary to interdisciplinary performance, through street dance and ballet, the participants will form new creative bridges between different dance styles and the discipline to pursue innovative techniques with memorable encounters.


This two-week program is intended for advanced or professional dancers aged 16 and over with a passion for dance. Young dancers will discover training approaches and avant-garde artistic creation techniques. Anne Plamondon, dancer, choreographer, and Delegate Curator of Dance at Domaine Forget, will surround herself with a group of exceptional teachers to offer participants an avant-garde artistic program.

Anne Plamondon, repertoire
Choreographer, performer, teacher
Domaine Forget Dance Curator 

After more than 20 years as a performer on international stages, she makes her debut as a choreographer in 2012. With the complicity of theater director Marie Brassard, she creates her first two solos The Same Eyes as Yours (2012) and Night Mechanics (2017). In 2018, she founds Anne Plamondon Productions in order to carry out her own creative projects and generate new artistic collaborations. Since then, Anne has multiplied her collaborations with important institutions such as the Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto where she creates the duet Counter Cantor (2018) with the renowned choreographer Emma Portner, as well as Fiddle Embrace (2018), a piece for eighteen students of the Ryerson School of Dance. She has also created works for Alberta Ballet and Arts Umbrella Dance in Vancouver. In the summer of 2020, she choreographs and performs in the short film Espaces vitaux (semi-finalist at the Paris Play Festival), which is part of the project "Une solitude partagée" initiated by the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.
In 2021, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal invites him to choreograph Vanishing Mélodies, a large-scale piece set to the music of Patrick Watson, alongside Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nuñes.
Having at heart the issues of transmission to the next generation of dancers, Anne is involved as a teacher in several training institutions - l'École Supérieur de Ballet du Québec, l'École de Danse de Québec, l'École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal and Arts Umbrella Dance (B.C.) - and has been acting as delegated curator for dance at the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix since 2018.

This workshop will plunge dancers into the choreographic universe of Anne Plamondon.

Paco Ziel, repertoire
Dancer and artistic coordinator of RUBBERBAND

Paco Ziel, born in Mexico City, began his dance training at l’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. An early interest in body awareness led him to discover diverse movement approaches such as Gaga, the RUBBERBAND Method, and Feldenkrais, as well as yoga and meditation. In 2014, he founded the multidisciplinary lab, Quantum Collective, whose work was presented twice by Tangente in Montreal. Paco has performed with Montreal-based artists and companies that include Edgar Zendejas, PPS Danse, Anne Plamondon, and Martin Messier. Since 2019, he has co-directed VIAS, a dance company that alternates between Montreal and Mexico City. He is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer with a main focus on the human body, movement, and natural landscapes. Paco has danced with RUBBERBAND since 2015 and is also the company’s artistic coordinator.

This workshop will plunge dancers into the choreographic universe of Anne Plamondon.

Francine Liboiron, ballet
Ballet Teacher, École de danse de Québec

Francine Liboiron has danced with the Grands Ballets Canadiens, Édouard Lock (La La La Human Steps), Ballets Jazz Montréal as well as for Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot ) and worked with choreographers abroad including Peter De Ruiter (Amsterdam) and Daniel Ezralow (NYC). She also works as a rehearsal coach for choreographer Hélène Blackburn and is involved in her community with service and support organizations for artists.

Her ballet class works on alignment, gesture and cadence, and cultivates a positive thinking approach to technique.

Handy "HYA" Yacinthe, popping and popping history
Dancer, founder of the JOAT festival

Handy "HYA" Yacinthe is one of the pioneers who has built today's popping dance community in Quebec and is a great influence in the street dance scene here and abroad. His artistic contribution has inspired many across Canada and internationally. A creator, innovator and experimenter in his own right, but above all an artist belonging to the Canadian street dance heritage. A dancer and experimenter for 25 years, his career has spanned from cyphers, battles, stage work, as a choreographer, with productions, short films in dance, pedagogy, mentoring and the entertainment business. 

Sylvie Cotton, interdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinary artist

Sylvie Cotton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Quebec. Her work began in 1997 and is tied to performance, art action, drawing and writing-based practices, although installation forms are also regularly used to put together exhibitions. Her work turns around the creation of situations that establish a relationship with another, or an infiltration of another person’s personal world. The work is generally created in situ in public or private spaces and the results are subsequently presented in galleries and festivals, or are deployed outside in other sorts of public spaces (streets, elevators, parks and restaurants, for example. Residencies are also used as a medium for creative performative activity. Sylvie Cotton is also a writer and curator. She has organized events, directed publications and been a member of many visual arts working groups and committees. She has presented performance work and installations in Quebec, the United States, Finland, Estonia, Spain and Japan.Every summer, the dance training program at Domaine Forget offers a multitude of artistic and choreographic styles that will enrich the forever-evolving professional process of the dance art form.  From contemporary to interdisciplinary performance, through street dance and ballet, the participants will form new creative bridges between different dance styles and the discipline to pursue innovative techniques with memorable encounters.

Alexandra Damiani, Masterclass
Artistic Director, Ballets Jazz Montréal

Appointed Artistic Director of Ballets Jazz Montréal in the spring of 2021, Alexandra Damiani has been a major player in the dance community for over two decades. During her 10 years with New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2005-2015), first as Ballet Mistress and then as Artistic Director, Damiani had the opportunity to work with and present a wide selection of contemporary dance choreographic languages by such internationally renowned choreographers as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite and Hofesh Schecter. Damiani also presented the company in major cities and international festivals, including at the Lyon Biennale in France and Sadler’s Wells in London.

Originally from France, Damiani is a multidisciplinary artist who has been lending her expertise to the world of film, television and advertising for many years. Her credits include participating in Darren Aronofsky’s cult film Black Swan in the role of ballet mistress and working alongside Tanisha Scott on Cardi B’s performance for the 2019 BET Awards. Damiani is also passionate about training the young dancers of tomorrow and has excellent connections with highly regarded institutions like Jacob’s Pillow and The Juilliard School.

Eden Solomon, Repertoire BJM
Artist, Ballets Jazz Montréal

Eden Solomon grew up in Montréal. She studied at l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec and continued her education at Arts Umbrella and at the Performance Research Project in Vancouver. She also attended programs such as Springboard Danse Montréal, the Creative Gesture (Banff Centre for the Arts), and Gaga intensives (SF, NYC). As a freelancer, Eden has worked with several choreographers, including Lesley Telford, Wen Wei Wang, Jasmine Ellis, Danielle Agami, and David Harvey. She has been a member of TWObigsteps Collective and collaborates with the multimedia collective Crack Cloud. Eden has presented choreographic research in Vancouver. She joined Ballets Jazz Montréal in 2020.

John Canfield, Repertoire BJM
Artist, Ballets Jazz Montréal

Originally from Virginia, John Canfield grew up training at local dance studios before moving to Canada to attend Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Upon graduating in 2014 he joined the Alberta Ballet, where he danced for five seasons, working directly with choreographers Aszure Barton, Jean Grand Maitre, Anne Plamondon, Yukhichi Hattori, and Wen Wei Wang, among others. In 2020, John joined Cas Public as a dancer, performing the work of Helene Blackburn for one season. In addition to his involvement with a number of private movement research programs across Canada, John has also attended Springboard Danse Montréal as well as Creative Gesture at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He joined Ballets Jazz Montréal in 2021.

THE program also INCLUDES

  • Access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session: masterclasses, workshops and conferences
  • Official attestation of participation to the program
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session. Restrictions may apply for certain concerts
  • Student evening activities bonfire, sports activities, tourist outings, movies, yoga etc.
  • Three meals a day in the Joseph-Rouleau pavilion, which has a large terrace and marvelous view overlooking the St. Lawrence River
  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee (CAN $85), and provide the audition materiel by April 15, 2023.

All applications are automatically eligible for the scholarship program.

In the scholarship awarding process, the evaluation committee will consider the quality of the audition material, the excellent nature of the candidate’s file.

To submit a request for additional financial assistance, a justification letter must be included in your file.

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  • 1 solo performance, in the style of your choice for a total length of 2 to 5 minutes.
    Recording should consist of a distinct video link; public or unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible without a password and clearly labeled. Recording should be recent (less than 12 months).
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If you would like more information about the academy or the registration process, please contact Rachel Tremblay:


  • Arrival: Monday, June 26, 2023, as of 2 PM (classes begin on Tuesday, June 27, 2023)
  • Departure: Saturday, July 8, 2023 after breakfast

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

For all the details, go to Transport, the page will be updated regularly.



CAN $1,987


First installment
To confirm and reserve your place a first deposit, a non-refundable fee covering about half the cost of your session is required within seven (7) days following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second installment
The second payment is due no later than June 1, 2023.



1st installment (50% of session fees) payable within 7 days of receipt of your invoice: non-refundable.
N.B.: This first payment is used to confirm and reserve your place in the program.
2nd installment (remaining balance): 50% refund of the amount paid if canceled at least 30 days before the start of the program.

If you cancel your participation in the session for any reason other than medical (doctor's note required) 30 days or less before the start of the program: no refund.

No refund as of June 2, 2023.

Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demand it. All fees already paid will then be reimbursed. Registration fees are non-refundable.



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